In a move that would make Kafka proud outgoing UN General Secretary Kofi Annan plans on attacking George Bush and his policies today when he makes his farewell speech:
In a farewell speech on U.S. soil today, retiring United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan plans to deliver a tough critique of President Bush's policies. He will accuse the administration of trying to secure the United States from terrorism in part by dominating other nations through force, committing what he termed human rights abuses and taking military action without broad international support.
Though Annan has long been a critic of the war in Iraq and other Bush foreign policies, the planned speech is among his toughest and is unusual for a U.N. secretary-general concluding his tenure.
Annan's remarks, provided to USA TODAY by his office, list principles for international relations, among them "respect for human rights and the rule of law."
These ideas can be advanced only "if America remains true to its principles, including in the struggle against terrorism," the speech says. "When it appears to abandon its own ideals and objectives, its friends abroad are naturally troubled and confused."
Confused? Me too, maybe he needs to go read Resolution 1441 . I wonder what Kofi thinks serious consequences are? It is not as if he or anyone else at the United Nations have had to face serious consequences for helping to pull off the largest scam in history, so I guess they don't feel that serious consequences apply to thieves and murderers and dictators.
Let me see......... this guy looked the other way during the massacre in Rwanda. He ignored the Food for Oil scandal. He was unaware of the fact that UN peacekeepers were raping women and children. He has done nothing about the ongoing crisis in Darfur. He has overlooked the systematic human rights abuses of dictators all over the world. He was Secretary General during the whole debacle over Saddam's weapons and yet he is going to stand on American soil and call Bush a bully?
What a joke.
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